April 20, 2014
John 20:1-18
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Who Was The One Who Died?

from the book
The Isolated Jesus
Seven Messages For Good Friday Or Lent Based Upon Mark's Passion Of Jesus

R. Sheldon MacKenzie

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On Thursday evening, in the darkness of an olive orchard
Jesus had asked for the support of his disciples.
In particular, he had asked for the support
of Peter, James and John while he went a little distance away.
He went off to pray for relief from the necessity
to drink from the cup of suffering he could see before him.
They seemed to do as he had asked them,
when in fact they were indifferent to his request.
They were tired from the events of the day,
and so they took the opportunity to have a sleep.
This meant, of course, that he was left to agonize alone.
And while his closest friends were sleeping,
his enemies were wide awake and were on the move.
During that same evening, in the darkness,
possibly near midnight, he was arrested by an armed mob.
His disciples, all of whom, including the inner three,
had sworn loyalty to him until death if need be,
fled for their lives from the armed mob.
And he was left alone.

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This sermon, Who Was The One Who Died?, is based on Mark 15:33-39. This sermon relating to Mark 15:33-39 is excerpted from the book 'The Isolated Jesus '. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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